Our cooking facilities in the van are somewhat limited, with a small two burner gas stove and a thin grill underneath (which we have not yet used). We do have a stick blender/processer for when we are plugged into power which is amazing and means smoothies for breakfast on those days. Yay! Otherwise, we have to be somewhat imaginative with our meals. We also have pretty limited cupboard space, so we can’t keep a lot of ingredients. We have to be picky with our spices etc, and I don’t have the array of flours that I used to have at home! So far so good though, we’ve whipped up old favourites and some new inventions. A fresh favourite is raw zucchini pasta (we also brought a spiral veggie gadget), which we have a number of variations of – this is one of those basic variations. Enjoy!
Simple Zucchini Pasta
2 smallish zucchinis
2 tomatoes, chopped
1/4-1/2 red onion, sliced thinly
3 tbsp pesto
Using a spiral veggie gadget, or however you like to do your raw pasta (you can do thin wide noodles with a veggie peeler), turn all your zucchini into noodles! From there on it’s pretty easy – toss through the rest of the ingredients. Voila! Delicious raw pasta!
With the pesto – I made a batch the day before that we had leftovers of. I don’t have an exact recipe, as I just use what I have and pour things in until I get the right consistency. This one was actually made with activated almonds, basil, spinach, lemon juice, oil, salt, pepper and garlic. I like to had nutritional yeast flakes in too to make it a bit cheesy. I normally chuck the nuts and garlic into a food processor and whizz them up for a bit, then add the rest until it gets to how I want it. Mmmm pesto.
Hold tight and I’ll post some of the other variations on our rotation – raw pasta with balsamic garlic dressing, avocado dressing, and am thinking about trying a raw pad thai in the near future.
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